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to serve. president obama thanked her in a statement for her steadfast commitment to his administration and to the american people, but we don't know at this time who he is going to pick to replace her. martha: thank you, peter. bill: as the new cabinet takes shape, have a look at this picture. ask yourself, look closely now, what is missing? why some are calling this snapshot the height of hypocrisy. we'll explain. martha: a city declaring an emergency because of the flu. doctors calling this the worst outbreak in ten years. emergency rooms across the country jam packed with sick people, some cases they've got people in the waiting rooms and in the emergency room hallways packed with people. more to come, perhaps. bill: also a small town taking its own stand in the gun control debate. what it's doing that could involve every person who lives there. >> we was all raised especially with the livestock you always carry the weapon. >> i think it might help if there were more weapons available. bill: so investigate this now. authorities trying to figure out what caused a construction crane t
: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us this evening. president obama's second term could be more ambitious than his first when he had the biggest financial crisis since the great depression to manage, two foreign wars to wind down and the largest social insurance expansion since medicaid pushed through congress. the newtown connecticut massacre that claimed 28 lives last month has put gun control on top of the white house and the vice president joe biden said that they were not going to stop there. >> there are executive orders and executive action that can be taken, we haven't decided what that is yet. but we're compiling it with all the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as as legislative actions that we believe is required. >> president obama has also promised to make immigration reform a ton priority. while the national climatic center's announcement that 2012 was the warmest year on record, and a historic year for extreme weather like hurricane sandy global warming is an issue demanding attention. and and this
. michael, see you tomorrow. >> thank you. >>> developing at the white house, president obama makes the choice, you probably just saw it about 12 minutes ago. the treasury official. in the last hour, the president nominated the current white house chief of staff jack lew to replace timothy geithner. >> jack has my complete trust. i know i'm not alone in that. in the words of one former senator, having lew on your team is the equivalent of a coach of having the luxury of putting somebody at almost any position and knowing he will do well. >> joining me is john harwood, a lot of nice compliments for mr. lew. we do we anticipate any trouble? we have heard one or two republicans expressing unhappiness with the selection. >> reporter: well, i just got a tweet from his former spokesman at omb which said that jack lew before the full senate for confirmation five times. not a single no vote so far. i would not expect that to be the case this time but i don't think there's a serious threat to the nomination. jack lew is confident, self effacing. he is easy to get along with. yes, a tough neg
. brian? >> kristen welker at the white house for us tonight. kristen, thanks. >>> president obama today formally nominated his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary. as the second-term churn gets under way now. though it looked for a time like the president might nominate susan rice to be his next secretary of state, when that didn't happen, this latest wave of nominees appear to have something in common. and as nbc's andrea mitchell reports tonight, people are noticing. >> reporter: it is the white house photo that could be called all the president's men. adviser valerie jarrett is there, we're told, hidden behind the guys. as president obama filled his top cabinet post with nominees named jack and chuck and john -- >> it's time for me to move on. >> reporter: -- it was like "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy leaving ruth marcus. >> whatever guy becomes chief of staff, i think it's actually interesting there are two women who are deputy chiefs of staff and no one has talked about them as possibilities at all. >> reporter: one of the two deputies, nancy ann
.m. on the fox business network, thanks very much indeed. new at 10, two stories for you, first, president obama says we do not have a spending problem. really? but the congressional budget office has a list, a long list of cuts that could save the taxpayers a ton of money. top of the hour we'll tell you where we can cut, where the cbo says we can cut and save a lot. plus, it's going to get even harder to get a loan to buy a home. new rules for lenders. what are they going to have to prove before giving you a loan. that will be new at 10 coming up the top of the hour. time is money right here on "varney & company," in 30 seconds, a few other stories we're following for you. some members of france's socialist party are having second thoughts about the 75% tax on millionaires, maybe they miss gerard depardieu. chris christie was fast to blame republicans in the house for the not passing that 60 billion dollar sandy relief bill. dan henninger, says that christie was the one who was wrong. he'll be here to explain that. would you buy chicken wings at mcdonald's? jeff flock is in chicago, he send you
for example were created by women leafing after four years on the job. bret? >> bret: james, thank you. president obama granted legislation to grant lifetime secret service for former presidents and their wives. after 1997 so that means himself and george w. bush reversing a 1994 law that ended protection for presidents ten years after leaving office. >>> west virginia democratic senator joe manchin says he will lead a new group aiming to get congress to get the country's needs ahead of politics. former utah republican for and presidential candidate john hunts man will be the co-chairman of no labels. the organization will host event next weekbe featuring other lawmakers with reputations as problem-solvers. joe biden says he can find common ground with the nra in an effort to reduce gun violence. the nra says it's not so sure. we'll talk about it with the fox all-stars when we return. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if
, national law. thank you. >> my pleasure, jeff. >> ifill: as the president's second term takes shape, the obama administration is grappling with one of its thorniest challenges, deciding how many troops will or will not remain in afghanistan after 2014. judy woodruff has that. >> woodruff: the talk of how many u.s. troops to leave in afghanistan comes with 66,000 still serving there, down from a peak of 100,000 in 2010. under current plans, combat forces would be withdrawn by the end of 2014, leaving an undetermined number of americans to train afghan troops. but yesterday the white house deputy national security advisor -- ben rhodes -- told reporters the number could be zero. he said, "we wouldn't rule out any option. the u.s. does not have an inherent objective of 'x' number of troops in afghanistan." the comment raised eyebrows in washington, especially in light of something that vice president joe biden said, in a campaign debate last fall. >> we are leaving. we are leaving in 2014, period, and in the process, we're going the primary objective is almost completed. now all we're
will be meeting with president obama on friday. bing west, celeste ward gventer, thank you. >> thank you so much, judy. > thank y. >> brown: next, a science and medical story involving research from the frontiers of robotics. ray suarez looks at how doctors are using high tech toys to help people with special needs. >> what's your favorite game? >> "mario cart," the original. >> reporter: in a carefully monitored session that seems more like playtime than therapy, researchers at the university of notre dame have enlisted an unusual therapist to assist their studies of children with autism, a two footobotamed kelly. >> i got to skip school today, because of you guys. >> that is so cool. i am so glad. >> reporter: kelly is working with 11 year old liam mcguire and a co-therapist of the human kind, kristen wier. >> for liam, kelly has become a friend. i mean, he's very excited to see her. you can tell, he lights up when he sees kelly, he leans forward, his posture changes, his eye contact is much stronger. i think it's something he can relate to, and feel successful with. >> i like to play soccer.
we think those temperatures will get as we get closer to the end of the week. brian. >> thank you. >>> news alert from washington, more changes ahead for president obama's cabinet. secretary of labor announced today she is resigning. she is one of the highest ranking hispanics in the administration. she plans to return to california where she is expected to run for a seat on the los angeles board of supervisors. >>> president obama expected to nominate jacob lou for treasury secretary. he is currently chief of staff he would replace tim geithner. jeff session said if lou is nominated he will try to block his nomination saying he mislead congress ability the obama -- about the obama plans to reduce the national debt. >>> national cathedral will host, same-sex marriages. they decided the new policy when the marriages became legal in dc and maryland. >> i think there is a pretty good consensus in the church about same sex blessing and in places where same-sex marriage is legal. because of our stature goes beyond the episcopal church we are trying to speak out to the christian and int
, thank you. well, the house homeland security committee is demanding answers from president obama regarding his silence about the possible release of a convicted terrorist. you see, egyptian president mohammed morsi is coming to the united states in a few weeks and in an interview days ago, he made news when he repeated his demands that the united states release abdel-rahman, known as the blind sheik. this guy was convicted in connection with his role in the world trade center bombing in 1993 that killed six americans and injured thousands and he's serving down in north carolina. and while president morsi has been very vocal about the immediate for us to release him. we haven't heard anything from the administration really in response to these requests. new york congressman pete king is on the house homeland security committee and we thought we'd talk to him about it because you, too, are wondering where it's going. the white house has said before they have no plans to release the blind sheik, but now, the new chairman of the committee is saying, they want a response from the obam
" for now. thanks for being with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris: and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, the vice president will see you now. today, at the white house, we've got the latest evidence the obama team is serious about changing the way we handle guns in this country. ahead of today's key meeting, the nra vice president -- ahead of today's meeting with the nra, vice president biden assured the country, action is on its way. >> there's got to be some common ground here to not solve any problem, but to diminish the probability of what we've seen in these mass shootings. >> there's a real tight window to do this. i've committed to him. i could have these recommendations to him by tuesday. >> recommendations hit the president's desk in five days. now is the time to get this done. the vice president recalled the recent tragedy as the driver for change. >> in all of my years involved in munitions, there has nothing that has peeked the consciousness of the american people, there is nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more
. >> reporting from gabon, thank you very much. >> much more ahead. u.s. president barack obama looking at bypassing congress to enforce tighter gun laws. a makeover for the board game monopoly. you decide which changes get to pass go. >> unsettled picture across europe. particularly this weather system pulling cold air in behind it. we are likely to see snow developing across parts of poland, into northern parts of germany. further south, colder air across more southeastern parts of europe, giving outbreaks of very light snow. we also have snow across parts of france in toward the alpine area. the u.k. enjoying drier weather. not particular warm, temperatures only seven degrees and londonderry but across siberia, dry and fine, a high of 10 degrees. moving into northern parts of africa, quiet weather conditions expected. in little coal on the coast of algeria. -- a little cool. germany still quite cold, just 16 degrees expected in cairo. central parts of africa, affecting southern parts of the democratic republic of condo. southern parts of africa heavy rain across angola extending acro
. >> and again, officials say to come from president obama, that's it, end it right now. >> megyn: got it. thanks for being here, sir. >> thank you, megyn. >> megyn: see you soon. well, today we're learning of a high stakes family feud after someone slipped a lethal dose of cyanide to a man who won a million dollar lottery. told you about it yesterday. the battle that's now emerged between the wife, the brother and the son, as police look for a suspect in a whodunit with a seven-figure possible motive. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watcng. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. >> well, there's a dramatic new twist today in the murder mystery getting national attention as a feud now erupts between the relatives of the man who was murdered after he won the lottery. urooj khan died last july, one day after he received his big check for winning a million dollars scratch-off ticket and now his brother claims at that khan's wife not only tried to cash that check immediately, but that she isn't legally his wife. now, that would c
that spent a lot of time working on this issue. thanks for coming on this morning. good to see you. >> thanks, chuck. >>> president obama's optics problem dwindling diversity in his cabinet? first, we know you want it, the white house soup of the day. something i don't think jack lew will be eating today. loaded potato. we know what he has for lunch every day, that cheese sandwich. check out the website. we are still looking for the soup recipes. maybe you should submit them. send in your favorite soups. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. the
that will be announced on monday. >> pelley: michelle, thank you. we learned today that president obama will nominate his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the new secretary of the treasury. he will be a key player in the coming battles over the budget and raising the federal debt limit. lew previously served as budget director, and he was an executive with the banking giant citigroup. now, any idea what this is? you could be seeing a lot of it. it is jack lew's signature which would appear on the bills in your pocket just like that unless he takes a penmanship lesson from tim geithner, whose signature looked like this until he became treasury secretary and made it legible. secretary of state hillary clinton told reporters today that she is thrilled to be back at work, but she said it is bittersweet because she will soon be stepping down. the secretary said she wouldn't call it retirement, just stepping off the very fast track for a little while. we'll tell you why some of baseball's biggest stars didn't make the hall of fame today. an interview on the lance armstrong investigation is making news. did the
down to. gerri: thank you for coming on. appreciate your time. all right. does president obama have the authority to raise the debt ceiling without congress? will he tried to? our handwriting expert is digitalis about the most talked-about signature. will it end up on our dollar bill? can you read that? >> from that fox business studios in new york city, it's "the willis report" with gerri willis ♪ gerri: as the debt ceiling showdown, members of the financial services round table now headed by former gop presidential candidate temple in tay are urging congress to raise the debt ceiling. failure to do so will cause a wire. will republicans caved? always great to have you on this show. what do you make of this? these and other business leaders of this country who are saying, you have to raise that debt ceiling. >> a little hypocritical. these business leaders of the same ones to say we have to do something about our enormous debt, and what will cause a wire to our nation's finances continuing to go around borrowing a trillion dollars year after year after year. the phony issue, peop
. >> all right. we're going to have to leave it there. thank you, gentlemen. steve forbes, thank you. >>> meanwhile, president obama's new cabinet appointees are starting to show a major shift to the left. that's my view. okay? let's start with chuck hagel replacing leon panetta. i fear hagel is going to dismantle the whole department of defense. we're talking about jack lew who is certainly further to the left of tim geithner. mr. lew is a government lifer. and john kerry well to the left of hillary clinton who was also recorded as rather hawkish as a senator. now hilda solis is resigning. not sure what that means, but as the president's moving further to the left in his second term. not a centrist. let's bring back karen finney, columnist for the hill. guy benson, and mark simone. guy, i think these appointments, all three of them, particularly, particularly hagel at defense, show a move to the left. what's your take? >> sure, i mean, of course they do, the president's a lefty, that's who he is. and now that he never has to face voters again, i think we'll see his administration dr
report." thank you for joining us. don't forget to record the show if you cannot get his life. have a great night. we will see right back here tomorrow. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. president obama opening new fronts today in his campaign for broad gun control, a campaign that gun owners and advocates consider an outright assault on the second amendment. we learned today, that president obama is considering taking action through the use of his power of executive order, and at least one governor may consider confiscating guns from citizens in his state. here is vice-president biden telling reporters that the obama administration is preparing for unilateral action on gun-control . >> going to act. executive order, executive action can be taken. we have not decided yet, but we are compilingwith the help of the attorney-general and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required. lou: at the state level, new york governor andrew cuomo proposing what he calls the toughest assault weapon ban the nation. thdemocratic governor suggesting that th
continues with wolf blitzer's coverage. >>> thank you very much, president obama about to make a major cabinet nomination. i'm wolf blitzer in washington, and this is a cnn special "newsroom" coverage of the president's announcement. it happens about 30 minutes from now. president obama will nominate his chief of staff over at the white house, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary to replace timothy geithner. the surprise is certainly no -- the choice i should say certainly no surprise. lew is is a trusted member of the president's tight inner circle. prior to his job as chief of staff, the 57-year-old served as director of the of of management and budget -- of the office of managements and budget. he worked to oversee the budget of the entire federal government. we have a full house to bring you all the details on the nominee. the challenges ahead for him, for the country. our wheel political analyst, gloria borger is here, kate baldwin, as well, brianna keilar at the white house. our chief business correspondent, ali velshi, joining us from new york. let's start with gloria fir
term we could see a less cautious obama and nominating someone who is openly gay or african-american justice or first asian justice. that would be exciting to consider. >> jennifer: it will be exciteing to see. thank you so much. we love having you inside "the war room." now you know what would make almost everything we just talked about a whole heck of a lot easier? filibuster reform. that story is next. it's one you'll only find in "the war room." >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. >> jennifer: senate majority harry reid wants filibuster reform so he he can confirm appointments without a single lone senator threatening to bring the whole chamber to a halt. in recent years they have perfecterred using just the threat of a filibuster to get what they want. we all remember how they did that to
. >>> brooke, thanks. president obama as the president's inner circle. also, the fierce spread of the flu across the united states and now a shortage of a critical medicine used to treat it. >>> plus, prominent voices lending support to an unlikely idea of a trillion dollar coin. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> judgment, integrity, and friendship all cited by president obama as he nominated his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary but the announcement is drawing attention to the makeup of the president's second-term cabinet. it's on track to be dominated by men. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is joining us from the white house. what is the white house saying about all of this? >> reporter: wolf, the white house has been asked about this quite a bit. white house press secretary jay carney has said that the president believes diversity is important and he's highlighted that there are a number of women serving in the white house and in the administration and indeed there are, wolf, and there's lack of topics in his cabinet. president
. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: as unemployment, growth and budget concerns continue, the man who will lead president obama's new economic team was formally nominated today. the announcement came this afternoon, the latest in a series of major cabinet changes. >> one reason jack has been so effective in this town is because he is a low-key guy who prefers to surround himself with policy experts rather than t.v. cameras. >> brown: with that, the president introduced his nominee to be the next secretary of the treasury, jack lew, the man he made his chief of staff, a year ago yesterday. lew would succeed tim geithner, who drew fulsome praise from the president. >> when the history books are written tim geithner's going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. our economy is better positioned for tomorrow than most of those other countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions tim made and carried out deserve a lot of credit for that. >> brown: at 57, lew is already a 30-year veteran of washington. he was a principal domes
broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: as unemployment growth and budget concerns continue, the man who will lead president obama's new economic team was formally nominated today. the announcement came this afternoon, the latest in a series of major cabinet changes. >> one reason jack has been so effective in this town is because he is a low-key guy who prefers to surround himself with policy experts rather than t.v. cameras. >> brown: with that, the president introduced his nominee to be the next secretary of the treasury, jack lew, the man he made his chief of staff, a year ago yesterday. lew would succeed tim geithner, who drew fulsome praise from the president. >> when the history books are written tim geithner's going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. our economy is better positioned for tomorrow than most of those other countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions tim made and carried out deserve a lot of credit for that. >> brown: at 57, lew is already a 30-year veteran of w
. melissa: thank you so much. lori: president obama's pick for treasury secretary expected in moments, those remarks live. melissa: it is battle of the hedge fund titans. charlie gasparino just back from the company's investor meeting with exclusive new details. and look at how the dollar is faring today as we head out to break. suddenly, she does something unexpected and you see the woman you fell in love with. she's everything to you. but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach
on the floor show today. >> thank you. cheryl: all right. president obama announcing today jack lew as his nominee for treasury secretary. rich edson is standing by at the white house with the latest including the slew of comments about lou, if you will. rich? >> reporter: that's right, plenty of that already, cheryl. it is up to the united states senate whether or not to confirm jack lew. the white house is selling this as a transition. that, by the way, is construction for the or parade here, the inaugural parade, if you heard the loud crash. the transition that you have now from really a rescue job that treasury secretary geithner was asked to do at the beginning of the administration now to one of budgeting. jack lew, the budget chief in the clinton administration, in the obama administration in the white house is basically saying that's why they chose him, the mastery of the federal budget. >> jack knows that every number on a page, every dollar we budget, every decision we make has to be an expression of who we wish to be as a nation. our values. the values that say everybody gets a
. that can be a red flag. >> dr. sanjay gupta. thank you. i should mention sanjay will monitor the flu's spread over the weekend. >>> turning now to washington, d.c., president obama prepared to go, maybe, around congress to enact some tough new gun control laws that sort of comes, according to his vice president joe biden, talking about that yesterday on the eve of his meeting today between gun violence commission and the national rifle association, it's going to be a busy day for the vice president. later this morning he'll meet with sportsmen and wildlife groups. this afternoon it's representatives from gun owners groups including the nra and tonight he sits down with members from the -- executives from the entertainment industry. the white house saying they're in listening mode today and the vice president acknowledging that the president is prepared to use the powers of the presidency possibly to push through a comprehensive gun control plan. here's what he said. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided wh
ago, president obama officially nominated jack lew as secretary of the treasury. for now, that nomination is official. >> yet another official change then in his cabinet potentially. thank you very much. >>> changes in the south bay as well. but this is one a lot of folks look forward to. the silicon valley international auto show. >> bob redell is there. good thing they didn't give him the keys. >> reporter: i can't believe i got stuck in the passenger's seat but i think there's a good reason why i'm not behind the wheel of this car. you're about to feel why. there you go. we are in good hands. steve lorten, a professional driver, trying to give us an idea of the capabilities of this jeep grand cherokee. what can she do? >> we're at 30 degrees right here. let's do it. >> reporter: if i had a breakfast sandwich, i might have been able to add to the weight and tip it over. you take people through different disciplines as you call it just to show what a four-wheel drive can do. i guess they're surprised by what? >> almost everything. like this one, for instance. this is our
to be here. thank you. >>> as president obama reveals his cabinet, some people are asking where's his diversity. it shows the president surrounded by white men. we ask elaine chao if she thinks it's a bad image. >>> time is running out for a pod of whales trapped under ice near canada. we'll show you what's being done for them on "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] ready to mix things up with lean cuisine? try our entrees, snacks and new salads. salmon with basil, garlic chicken spring rolls, and now salads, like asian-style chicken. enjoy over 130 tasty varieties, anytime. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. ♪ made with only milk... cream... a touch of sugar... and pure natural flavors. ♪ who knew being natural could be so delicious? coffee-mate natural bliss. from nestle. add your flavor naturally. cofwthe sadness, anxiety,e pleasthe loss of interest. the fatigue and aches and pains. depression hurts. cymbalta can help with many symptoms of depression. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens, you have unusual changes in behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepres
: that is a weird story. rick folbaum, thanks. jenna: a shake-up in the president's cabinet raising new questions about diversity. so far all the nominees in mr. obama's second term have been men. this as labor secretary hilda solis just announced she is going to reteen. it isn't clear yet who will be her replacement. take a look at picture on the front page of "the new york times" yesterday. it shows the president meeting with 11 of his advisers. ten of them are men. there is only one woman in the oval office, senior advisor valerie jarrett. you can't see her in this particular shot. white house doing damage control of their own after this criticism that the white house is a boys club. releasing its picture as photo of the day. shows mr. obama meeting with eight senior advisors in the oval office. this time three of them, visibly women. right now four women are in the president's cabinet. half of them are leaving. a big question who is going to replace them. angela mcglowan, fox news political analyst. she joins us to talk now about that. angela, a political question for you, if you look at reac
networking. she served on president obama technology working group and delivered its group to congress and youth safety on the internet and you can read her plug. how's that for a plug? >> thank you very much. our parents guide is free and can be distributed at schools or parent nights or whatever, so we're happy to make them available to you at connect safety .org so a little bit more of the big picture. this is amazing panel of people who have resources and campaigns that can support and reinforce your fine work. so i am glad you stayedand we learned about bullying and preventions and solutions and just to reinforce getting the accurate picture bullying is a serious problem but it's not an epidemic. it's not on the rise. daift finkelhorn and director of the research center university of new hampshire and reviewed studies and bullying among youth is actually down in recent years. his colleague have actually stopped using the term of "bullying" and refer to peer aggression and i can go into definitions but i won't bore you. a subset of bullying is also not on the rise and based
, thank you. jon: another sign president obama is taking a hard line against remoneys, adding a tough political insider to his economic team. why he's choosing jack lew to be treasury secretary, and reaction from a top republican. >>> plus, a pod of killer whales in danger from another killer. there's an update now on the frantic effort to save these whales trapped in sea ice. [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've gotine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? jenna: "happening now," the president is set to nominate a new secretary of the treasury. his name? jack lew, the current white house chief of staff. the nomination not without controversy, as most are not these days. mr. lew's reputation truly precedes him in this case.
to be president. >> president bush used it 298 times in eight years if anyone thinks that president obama has used it more. nope, only 144 times in just four years. jeffrey toobin, thank you. it is good of you to clear that up. take a look at this. you see the numbers. those are all of the president's orders. the executive orders by face, name, and number. so you can make your decisions as you will when people say ruling by fiat means. it doesn't mean the government is coming to take your a.k. out of your hands. >>> i want to give you a post script, walmart declined the invitation to meet with vice president biden's panel. then, abrupt switching of gears. christine romans breaking that on the air yesterday. they accepted the invitation and now the nation's largest firearms retailer says its representative is going to meet with attorney general, eric holder but not vice president biden himself. there you go. >>> another piece of news that is making very big headlines. silent killer sweeping across the country now. after a mild season last year, the flu is back this time with a vengeance. the center
birth certificate? thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> out of the way. obama's coming. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. i think we're looking at a new barack obama. you know the expression let reagan be reagan. i think we're seeing barack obama be barack obama. an in your face challenge to the right wing. he's putting in a guy who knows the lessons of vietnam and iraq and putting him out front, making him his point man as he goes into the war of hawkish republicans who count the months between wars as an unwanted time-out. who like nothing more than the next war to fight. meet barack obama two. he's going to run the way he believes to do it. i like it. i think there's one guy out there by the way ironically rooting for obama. it's the guy who got used by the hawks, saw his place ruined by their lies. his name is george w. bush. and he's sitting down there in texas watching the same old predictable crowd of war hawks trying good their number one more time. only this time there'
? >> rosa brooks has written about this. it's called no girls allowed, and why the obama administration needs hormone therapy. rosa brooks is a national security law professor at georgetown. she spent two years working for michelle flournoy at the pentagon. great to see you. thanks for your time. >> glad to be here, rachel. >> in terms of the raw numbers, the obama administration is roughly equivalent to the clinton administration in terms of female appointees. it is doing better than the bush administration. but you feel like they're worthy of some criticism on this subject? >> oh, i hold president obama to a pretty high standard. i would like to think after the eight years of the bush administration, we could do a little better than the clinton administration, not just go back to the clinton administration. although i have to say, if i were valerie jarrett and i were about to go off the fiscal cliff, i would hide behind jay carney too. >> on the issue of michelle flournoy, you're not totally objecting on this. she is highly regarded in washington, not just by you, but by pretty much e
getting their hands on weapons. but the vice president says he and president obama are determined to act. a new gun control group led by gabrielle gift fords, the former congresswoman shot in the shooting rampage is trying to match. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you so much. >>> a just released report finds possession of firearms finds part of the reason why u.s. suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation. 6 per 100,000 residents. none of the other countries even came close to that. finland, for example, has about two violent deaths per 100,000 people. >>> in washington the president's cabinet for a second term is taking shape. today president obama is expected to nominate his chief of staff jack lew as secretary of treasury. he helped balance a budget deal with congress. if confirmed lew will replace timothy geithner. and hilda solis announced she's resigning. she's leaving for california and is expected to run for board on the county supervisors. eric holder, kathleen sebelius and eric shinseki are staying on. >>> this year's flu outbreak is wiegd. it declar
on capitol hill. and he will sit down with president obama. and nbc's tia who is normally there is here with us. >> thank you. good to be. >> you met with karzai. you did an interview with him. give us your perspective on his visit here? >> it should be interesting. what they're trying to do is get the serious ball rolling on what america's future in afghanistan is going to be. president obama had strong words in the interview, particularly to the united states. i think he's being realistic in the fact that america may not have much of a presence after 2014. and he's trying to get his ducks in a row for afghanistan's future. although president karzai, if you think about it, there's going to be another election in 2014. he's not going to be the president of afghanistan. right now, what he's focusing on is helping his own legacy. >> and how many could be left behind. it could be zero, maybe 3,000, as many as 15,000. obviously, he's going to push for more, rather than less? >> it seems that way. president karzai and the afghan government right now, look, they know what they need is an inte
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